NAPA | REGUSCI WINERY

My very first winery visit in Napa! 

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We had a 10:30 tasting in the morning- thought it was too early at first, but it was actually very pleasant to start the day with a glass in hand with a beautiful view of the winery.

Where all the magic happens...

TASTING NOTES

2011 REGUSCI ESTATE CABERNET SAUVINON | 93% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Estate Merlot
Sweet spice, briar fruit and toast on the nose pull you towards an expectation of a leaner vintage. And then ,the palate unfolds with tart black currant, anise, a little pencil lead but with more dark berry fruit following right after. The mouth feel is lively, brisk and sharp thanks to the cooler 2011 growing season, but with an abundance of depth and structure.

2013 REGUSCI ESTATE MERLOT | 95% Estate Merlot, 5% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Ah, the Regusci Merlot, it always comes out swinging and the 2013 vintage throws a walloping uppercut. Exhibiting the signature bing cherry and brown sugar aromas you'll remember from grandma's homemade pies, this wine is equally delicious. Dense, earthy flavors of blackberry and black cherry intermingle with complex notes of forest floor, tobacco and chocolate with well-integrated tannins. Holding no punches, this truly is a Cab-drinker's Merlot.  Enjoy now or age five to ten years. 

2013 REGUSCI ESTATE 'THE ELDERS' CABERNET SAUVIGNON | 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Heralded as one of the best vintages in a decade, 2013 delivered us a quintessential Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. With dark, abounding notes of black fruit and hints of fennel and lavender, this wine doesn't tiptoe around its pedigree. on the palate, the bold fruit flavors are coated in vanilla and mocha with a structured tannins and a lingering spice finish. As farmers, we like to say wine is grown, not made. The Elders is the perfect opportunity to experience a wine grown from one of the world's best vineyards. 

2012 REGUSCI ESTATE 'MATRONA' RED BLEND | 50% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Estate Merlot
Our inaugural 2012 vintage combines estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot into a gutsy, wonderful wine full of blueberry and cherry aromas These two varietals harmoniously deliver rich blackberry and raspberry flavors with notes of dark chocolate, cedar coffee bean and bacon fat. Soft on entry, this prideful wine is round on the palate with strong tannic structure. 

2012 REGUSCI ESTATE 'PATRIARCH' RED WINE | 58% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Estate Merlot
The classic 2012 vintage shines through in this incredible wine. Complex with an abundance of dark, dense, concentrated fruit that is deftly supported by layers of cherry, lavender, sage, savory smoked bacon and BBQ spice rub. While still a very young wine, the 2012 Patriarch already shows remarkable depth and elegance, with a soft entry that opens to a powerful and balanced mid-palate and opulent tannins that linger. This vintage will age very well over the next 9-15 years

What an amazing start of the weekend. I miss New York alright, but in these moments I can't help but to love in love with California all over again.

REGUSCI WINERY
5584 SILVERADO TRAIL, NAPA, CA 94558
Monday to Sunday, Open 10 AM to 5 PM
Reservation here